My bookish New Years Resolutions

  • I will get more bookshelves, so I don’t have to doublestack my books:image
  • I will read more non-fiction, starting with:image
  • I will decrease my to-read pile, which is….taking over my bedroom. image
  • I will finish reading all of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction winnersimage
  • I will only buy books if I plan to read them within the next month.
  • I will organise my bookshelves by colour:image
  • I will try to review over half of the books I read on goodreads.
  • I will stop reading multiple books at once. image
  • I will write at least 2 new novels.
  • I will read more UKYA for lucythereader‘s #readUKYA challenge.

What are your new years resolutions? And if any of the books in my to-read pile are your faves, let me know and I’ll read them next!

My own book THE NEXT TOGETHER, a reincarnation romance, comes out in 2015. You can add it on goodreads, preorder on amazon, or you can subscribe to my mailing list for updates nearer the time here

Published by Lauren James

Lauren James is the twice Carnegie-nominated British author of many Young Adult novels, including Green Rising, The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker and The Loneliest Girl in the Universe. She is a RLF Royal Fellow, freelance editor and screenwriter. Lauren is the founder of the Climate Fiction Writers League, and on the board of the Authors & Illustrators Sustainability Working Group through the Society of Authors. Her books have sold over a hundred thousand copies worldwide and been translated into six languages. The Quiet at the End of the World was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and STEAM Children’s Book Award. Her other novels include The Next Together series, the dyslexia-friendly novella series The Watchmaker and the Duke and serialised online novel An Unauthorised Fan Treatise. She was born in 1992, and has a Masters degree from the University of Nottingham, where she studied Chemistry and Physics. Lauren is a passionate advocate of STEM further education, and many of her books feature female scientists in prominent roles. She sold the rights to her first novel when she was 21, whilst she was still at university. Her writing has been described as ‘gripping romantic sci-fi’ by the Wall Street Journal and ‘a strange, witty, compulsively unpredictable read which blows most of its new YA-suspense brethren out of the water’ by Entertainment Weekly. Lauren lives in the West Midlands and is an Arts Council grant recipient. She has written articles for numerous publications, including the Guardian, Buzzfeed, Den of Geek, The Toast, and the Children’s Writers and Artist’s Yearbook 2022. She has taught creative writing for Coventry University, WriteMentor, and Writing West Midlands.

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